• Eight Egyptians involved in a botched repair of the burial mask of King Tut have been referred to trial for “gross negligence”.
• Kenyan forces withdraw from a military base in Somalia which was attacked by militant group al-Shabaab.
• Hundreds of police stage a protest outside Tunisia’s presidential palace to demand a pay increase.
• One quarter of potential voters in Niger (1.5m people) are barred from casting ballots in next month’s poll, after politicians fail to agree on a system for registering them.
• Cape Verde responds to a US travel alert, saying incidents of the Zika virus on the island are on the decline.
• The European Commission’s handling of bailouts for nations hit by the financial crisis has been criticised by EU auditors, who say countries were treated differently.
• The UN will broker talks aimed at finding a political solution to the war in Syria.
• A proposal that would set daily quotas for the number of refugees allowed to enter Germany is debated in the country.
• Denmark’s parliament vote on a controversial proposal to confiscate asylum seekers’ valuables to pay for their upkeep.
• Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak is cleared of corruption claims over a $681m donation from the Saudi royal family.
• Brazilian miner Samarco allegedly received warnings from ground sensors in 2014 and 2015, before a dam burst.
• Protesters in Haiti demand that their president quit, after claims of vote rigging.